There are new developments in the horrific murders of Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby. The bodies of the Houston couple were discovered behind a convenience store dumpster in nearby Port Bolivar on March 7. Both women were 24-years-old and were raising a child together.
Separate funeral services were held on Saturday. Crystal Jackson's father, a pastor, spoke during his daughter's funeral services, reports NBC Houston
[The] New Peaceful Rest Baptist Church['s] Rev. Ivan Jackson said Crystal Jackson was and always will be his little girl. “When I had that heart attack, my baby was there for me from day one. She stayed at the hospital until the day they released me. So I knew my daughter loved me and I loved her. She knew I loved her,” said Ivan Jackson.
Unfortunately, the narrative surrounding Britney Cosby's father is much different. Detectives are continuing to build a case against 46-year-old James Larry Cosby. He is accused of tampering with evidence, "specifically tampering with human corpses," reports CBS Houston. Authorities suspect that Cosby killed his daughter and her girlfriend in the house that he shared with them.
According to court documents, they searched Cosby’s bedroom and found “large areas of blood on surfaces throughout.” Investigators said they sent several items to a lab that could have been used as weapons, including a hammer.
A criminal complaint filed in court says detectives also noticed a missing window shutter on Cosby’s home. They found a shutter matching the missing one covered in blood near where the victim’s bodies were found. Detectives said Cosby claimed the shutter had been missing before he move into his home. But investigators say they found Cosby’s thumb print on the bloody shutter near the crime scene. When they asked him how the print got there, “he could not provide a reason as to why,” according to court documents.
Britney Cosby's mother, Loranda Remer, told the Houston Chronicle that the father had difficulty accepting his daughter's sexuality. "'He would throw it in her face,' Remer said, adding that her daughter quoted Larry Cosby as saying, 'Don't throw that gay (expletive) around in this house.'"
James Cosby served ten years in prison for sexual assault and another two years for failing to register as a sex offender, reports FOX Houston. Apparently the "lifestyle" of a rapist and sex offender was "okay" ... but two women in love and raising a child together was "wrong."
Watch NBC Houston's report AFTER THE JUMP ...